- Mar 24, 2006
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Do Oxxford suits and sport jackets run true to size in the shoulders? I ask because I've been looking at a number of items on Ebay and the shoulder measurements run the gamut. My off-the-rack suits are all 39R with shoulder measurements averaging approximately 19". Conversely, Ebay sellers - most of whom appear to be experienced in selling mens clothing - are listing shoulder measurements for 40R at, variously, 18", 18.5", 19" and 19.5". I've even seen items which are labeled 43R and 44R with 19.5" shoulder measurements. I know that alterations can affect this dimension, but I've looked at enough items that exhibit such great variations that I'm not sure that they're all been altered. Should I trust the shoulder measurements or just bid when the seller shows a 40R label?